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General Mills Elects Two Board Members

General Mills Elects Two Board Members

Tuesday, January 30th, 2024

With significant executive leadership experience in hand, two new leaders are joining the General Mills Board of Directors. The specialty behemoth announced that both Benno O. Dorer and John G. Morikis had been elected, and their appointment went into effect on January 29, 2024.

Benno O. Dorer, Board Member, General MillsAs the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Clorox Company, Dorer brings to the board strong executive leadership experience from a global consumer packaged goods company, a release explained. He served as CEO of Clorox from 2014 to September 2020, Chairman from 2016 to September 2020, and Executive Chairman from September 2020 to February 2021. Prior to his role as CEO, Dorer was Chief Operating Officer from 2013 to 2014.

Before joining Clorox, Dorer worked for The Procter & Gamble Company in various marketing and sales roles in the United States and Europe. He currently serves on the board of VF Corporation, where he also served as Interim President and CEO from December 2022 to July 2023 and Lead Independent Director from 2021 to 2022.

General Mill Company recently brought on new leaders by announcing two new additions to its Board of DirectorsMorikis is the current Executive Chairman and former Chairman and CEO of the Sherwin-William Company. He brings significant executive leadership experience and a deep understanding of strategic management to the board.

John Morikis, Board Member, General Mills John Morikis has served as Executive Chairman of Sherwin-Williams since January 2024, and previously served as Chairman from 2017 to December 2023 and CEO from 2016 to December 2023. He joined Sherwin-Williams in 1984 as a management trainee and held roles of increasing responsibility throughout his career. Morikis currently serves on the board of Fortune Brands Innovations

To read more about these new board members, click here.

Best wishes to Benno O. Dorer and John G. Morikis as they take on their latest roles!

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